Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Engage in Peoples Lives through Growth Groups
I had a great night at my growth group this week.
It’s a group of men who are looking at the Bible together and who are engaged in each others lives in a way that men don’t normally get a chance to do.
It’s been really heart-warming and encouraging to be a part of it – as one of the men said this week, “it’s a privilege to be part of it.” It’s a little glimpse of heaven. There’s lots of talk and toing and froing, some great supper, some laughter, some deep discussion and a serious determination to not just skate over the surface of life.
There has been the chance to input into each other’s lives and an expectation that God is going to do some real work among us. Already we’ve seen some answer to our prayers and we’re looking forward to meeting next week to see what God has done. We’re becoming a band of brothers.
If you’re not in a group like this then you are missing out.
Ours is a new group and that might have something to do with it. I think that sometimes groups can be together too long and they can get into an unhelpful rut where they just go through the motions.
That’s not always the case with long term groups but it might be a good thing to ask the question of your group “Are we helping each other become disciple making disciples? Are we growing in love and obedience to Christ? Is there progress?”
Thanks to the men in my group for your involvement.